Terminus Apollo - Smokeless MZ

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Thanks for the heads up on that powder!!!!!
I've been looking for it and was able to get an order in before it was all gone. :)
It's the bees knees in smokeless muzzies with the heavies.
 

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I’ll be curious to hear what your speeds are. I shoot 300gn NSRs and get in the range of 3100. I hear the 325s really don’t lose much speed over the same charges.
 

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Missed it. Been in meetings all day and driving 300 mi south now. Thanks though.
 

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I’ll be curious to hear what your speeds are. I shoot 300gn NSRs and get in the range of 3100. I hear the 325s really don’t lose much speed over the same charges.
Been recovering from PT all day. Had a complete knee replacement.

I'll run a Satterlee test and determine where my first node is. In general, I prefer that first node over increased velocity.

My rifle really likes 8208 and the 300gr XLD's. I do the test then graph it out.
NOTE: CHARGES LISTED ARE SAFE IN MY RIFLE. THEY MAY NOT BE SAFE IN ANYONE ELSES.

8208XBR Satterlee test 5-13-2020  88.25grs  is node.JPG

Two very distinct nodes. I shoot the lighter. The Benchmark header is WRONG. Ignore.

Without charges.jpg
 

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Summer is trying to hold on for a bit longer. 108°F outside and probably 95°F inside my garage but I finally bedded the Terminus Apollo is pillars and all. It’s cured and am now waiting for a new TriggerTech trigger, cooler weather and more free time of course, then I can hopefully get this MZ out. I went for a full bedding on this one and it turned out pretty good.
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It should. I've shot 3 now, the two heavier guns were fine, my 110lb wife has shot it.

If you don't mind, share your results when you get to it. I've got a stock of IMR4198 I'm planning to use for my wife's gun with 275s NSRs. But over on Hank's message boards they always talk about H4895 being the ticket for the heavy bullets.

Then if you get frisky, try H4895, somewhere around 100gn you should eclipse the 3,000fps mark.
105gr of H4895, CCI250, and 300gr PITTMAN AEROMAX in my 26" BRUX is getting 3090FPS. The action is a Defiance OUTCAST muzzle loader action. This load is shooting in the .1's and .2's right from the first rounds through the barrel.

 

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